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How to Win the Spiritual Jackpot

Everybody wants to win a jackpot, right? When PowerBall numbers start to soar, even the most skeptical of us consider going out to buy a ticket. “What would we do with a million or a multimillion dollar jackpot?” we ask ourselves.

But what if I told you that a jackpot was possible for you—not a financial jackpot, necessarily, but a spiritual jackpot? It’s possible and accessible for you right now, today.

Would you believe me?

Abram is an example from the scriptures of someone who embraced his spiritual jackpot. God chose Abram to be the father of his people, to lead and shepherd them in a specific way, and the way Abram responded to this call on his life made him the recipient of what I would call a spiritual jackpot.

How do you take hold of your own spiritual jackpot?

There are four things Abram did really well, and I think we have a lot to learn from his example.

1. Listen to God’s promises.

The first thing Abram did was listen to the promises of God.

Check out Genesis 12:1-4 and you’ll see how God promised to make Abram into a great nation, to bless him, and that he would make him “a blessing.” These are some pretty huge promises! Yet Abram doesn’t question God.

He doesn’t worry or fret.

He accepts the promise and expects it to come to fruition.

How often does God promise us something, and we refuse to accept it? Has this ever happened to you? Maybe you sense God is promising you something, but it doesn’t seem logical, or it doesn’t seem to line up with your current circumstances, so you dismiss it as nonsense.

The first step to receiving God’s blessing is accepting his promises as true. No logic or reason necessary.

It doesn’t matter if you think you “deserve” it. He is able to do far beyond what we could ask or imagine.

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Scott Wilson is the Senior Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship, ministering to about 3,000 people every week in Dallas, TX. He is a frequent conference speaker, and provides mentorship for dozens of pastors and church leaders through Scott Wilson Consulting. Scott is a loving husband and proud father. Scott and his wife, Jenni, have three boys: Dillon, Hunter, and Dakota.